Conan the Barbarian (Blu-ray 3D) Blu Ray|
The legendary Conan The Barbarian stars 'Game of Thrones's Jason Momoa and Avatar's Stephen Lang. From the producers of The Expendables comes a visual spectacular that brings the fabled action hero Conan to life like never before! Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, Conan was born on the battlefield. From those bloodsoaked beginnings, Conan is destined to venture into an unforgiving world after his father is brutally murdered and his village destroyed. As Conan battles his way through a treacherous world of monsters, sorceresses' and bloodthirsty enemies, he chances upon Khalar Zym - the warlord responsible for his tribe's destruction. And so Conan's quest for true revenge begins... Also starring Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan. Conan The Barbarian Blu-ray includes the feature as both 2D and 3D formats. To watch the 3D version you must have a fully capable 3D HDTV, a 3D compatible blu-ray player, and 3D glasses (not included).from£13.09 | RRP:
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Big-budget fantasy adventure starring Jason Momoa as the eponymous hero. Forced to wander the Earth after his father is slain and his village destroyed, legendary Cimmerian warrior Conan (Momoa) learns to survive using any means necessary. When on his travels he encounters a dark, supernatural evil spreading across the land, he soon realises the source is the warlord, Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang), the man responsible for the annihilation of his tribe. Now bent on revenge, Conan sets out to save the kingdom of Hyboria from the approaching storm, all the while battling monsters, Zym's army of mercenaries, and black witch Monique (Rose McGowan).
Average Rating for Conan the Barbarian (Blu-ray 3D) - 4 out of 5
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Conan the Barbarian (Blu-ray 3D)Kashif Ahmed
Surprisingly enjoyable reboot of author Robert E. Howard's cult character, immortalized on screen by Arnold Sharwarzenegger in the 80s with 'Conan The Barbarian' and its less than stellar sequel 'Conan The Destroyer'. Fans were sceptical from the start, but Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa ('Game of Thrones') is well cast as the Cimmerian savage. And though he's not as awe inspiringly huge as the Austrian Oak, its safe to assume that Momoa isn't a habitual steroid user and was thus unable to achieve the freakishly large physique of his predecessor. 'Conan' follows the classic revenge narrative and sees our barbaric protagonist on an epic journey through the land of Hyboria in a bid to kill the tyrant who massacred his tribe.
Now I've got to give director Marcus Nispal ('Pathfinder') some credit, for he's a taken a lot of flack for this film and some of the criticism seems totally unwarranted; after all, 'Conan' is exactly what one could hope for out of a 'Conan' movie. I wasn't expecting it to be 'Lord Of The Rings' but was still drawn into the unique mythology and intricately designed Hyborian landscapes. For in many ways, this incarnation of Conan is a lot more epic than those that came before and though it drags a little towards the end, still makes for an entertaining, satisfyingly authentic and brutal adventure. Jason Momoa, though lacking the intimidating physical presence of Schwarzenegger, puts in a heroic performance whilst co-stars Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, Saïd Taghmaoui et all get into the spirit of things as staple 'Swords & Sorcery' characters: witch, priestess and thief. Not nearly as bad as you've been led to believe, 'Conan' is a decent B-movie that's definitely worth a look.
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